Follow Pierre Kwenders on his Pan-African voyage on new album, Makanda

MAKANDA at The End of Space, the Beginning of Time is an 11 track sonic odyssey fabricated with cosmic sounds forged from a special brew of traditional Congolese rumba to modern funk and jazz and soul that mesmerizes you with bliss from the first clap to the last spin of the record

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Film Review: The Portraits of Cape Verde’s Trans Queen and Carnival Culture in “Tchindas”

Glitter, feathers and bright-coloured wigs. On a small Cape Verdean island, Tchinda helps her community prepare for Carnival. Directed by Marc Serena and Pablo García Perez de Lara, this 2016 feature length documentary is both a portrait of the eclectic Tchinda Andrade—one of the island’s first and most beloved transgender women— as well as a … Continue reading Film Review: The Portraits of Cape Verde’s Trans Queen and Carnival Culture in “Tchindas”

Album Review: Follow Shekhinah’s unique glow on debut album, “Rose Gold”

With few bumps along the groove, Rose Gold is an easily enjoyable record by a young artist with so much promise. Wrapping up in just 41 minutes, the album quickly warms up to you by being honest and relatable whilst sculpting a welcoming soundscape littered with a well-blended variety of moody and cheerful sounds.

SUPER 16: Short Films From the Jozi Film Fest You Should See!

This special edition of SUPER 16 comes to you from the Jozi Film Festival which took place from September 21 to 24 in Johannesburg screening over 50 films from all over the world. Our fave comrade, Nkgopoleng Moloi was in attendance and decided to put together some brief notes on her impressions of the films screened at the festival.

Album Review: Zara McFarlane Traces Her Afro-Caribbean Identity on Arise

Zara McFarlane is charting a star system of African diasporan heritage, painted with the lush rousing strokes of jazz and soul melodies, dipped in rich history and fragmented memories on her third studio album, Arise. The British-Jamaican soul singer sets about linking the various nexuses of her identity by floating between individual and shared experiences … Continue reading Album Review: Zara McFarlane Traces Her Afro-Caribbean Identity on Arise

Come Write For DANDANO: Call For Contributors!

Dandano is a self sustaining community project aimed at analyzing, documenting and archiving African film and music. For most of our young existence, a very tiny team has been responsible for the content we put out. However, we are at a point where growth is necessary and as such we're inviting writers and photographers to … Continue reading Come Write For DANDANO: Call For Contributors!

Album Review: Stevo Atambire Takes You To Kologo Music Heaven on  Teach Me

In the universe of African music, many genres float about, some frequently colliding with each other to produce breathtaking showers of melody, whilst others stay true to their orbit. Stevo Atambire is from one of such musical traditions that is magnetized to its path. However, the seasoned musician has decided to steer his asteroid of … Continue reading Album Review: Stevo Atambire Takes You To Kologo Music Heaven on  Teach Me

SANZA SOUND SYSTEM: Nkgopoleng Moloi – Something Sweet and Short

As a panafrican platform, we have come across an amazing network of followers who share our interests and work. The support is also appreciated. In the spirit of forming communities with each other through the cyberspace, we've decided to come up with a series through out the year with our followers sharing the music they … Continue reading SANZA SOUND SYSTEM: Nkgopoleng Moloi – Something Sweet and Short